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Obituaries for August 3, 2012

Friday, August 3, 2012

Verness Melton, 89, of Dyersburg, died Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at The Highlands of Dyersburg.

She was a homemaker, member of Hillcrest Baptist Church and a former member of Dyersburg Home Demonstration.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Lynn King officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors from 12-1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Survivors include her two daughters, Priscilla Melton of Dyersburg and Dawna Ferguson and husband, Lee, of Winter Springs, FL; a sister, Gladnie Hilfiker of Wisconsin; two grandchildren, Robert Rushing and Tammy Fernandez and husband, Luis, all of Winter Springs, FL; two great-grandchildren, Laticia Rushing of Orlando, FL and Justin Rushing of Winter Springs, FL; and two nephews, Church Jarred of Dyersburg and Louis Hilfiker and wife, Linda, of Wisconsin.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Lynn Melton; her parents, Mike and May Weidman Jarret; and two sisters, Delta Sue Jarred and Anna Martha Earl.

Pallbearers will be Lee Ferguson, Chuck Jarred, Vandel Spoon, Claude Gaskins, Vernon Jones and Toby Horner.


Emma B. Moore, age 73 of Tiptonville, TN died Friday, July 27, 2012 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center. Cosmopolitan Funeral Services is in charge. Visitation will be held Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 11 a.m. until time of Funeral service at 1 p.m. at St. John #3 Baptist Church in Tiptonville, TN. Pastor Rev. Eddie Burnett officiating. Burial will be held in Citizens Cemetery in Tiptonville, TN. Survivors include two sons, Ben Jenkins, John Gunn of Tiptonville, TN. Pallbearers will be family and friends. You may give your online condolences at www.cosmopolitanfuneralservices.net